MPI Brings High Octane Networking to Torino

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Spotme's powerful networking tool awaits Meeting Professionals International (MPI) participants at the European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) in Torino, in March.

Spotme is a one-of-a-kind solution. It is especially fun to watch the reaction from first-time participants as they learn to use the device

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Shockfish SA today announced that Spotme will sponsor the European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) in Torino from 1-3 March 2009. Building on last year's success in London, each participant will receive an award winning Spotme device, loaded with the latest features, to use during the event.

New this year, participants can select a preferred language from among eight different choices: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Russian and Mandarin. Equally important, the user interface will be re-configured to match the theme of the event - Connect to Passion. Finally, participants will be able to vote in real time and submit questions and comments to speakers during some of the plenary sessions.

"Spotme has helped MPI build a strong international community at our European conferences in the past, and we are delighted that they are sponsoring this year's event," comments Joyce Dogniez, CMM, and Director of Operations EMEA of MPI.

Banz Ledin, CEO of Spotme Inc. says, "We are excited to collaborate with MPI again this year. We have been working hard on new innovations that we hope the MPI community will enjoy."

Sponsored by The Rezidor Hotel Group, Spotme will also allow EMEC participants to:

  • Quickly identify other participants with the searchable photo database.
  • Expand their network by exchanging business cards.
  • Navigate through the Italian city of Torino using built-in maps.
  • Retrieve all their conference data via a personalised post-event website.

"Spotme is a one-of-a-kind solution. It is especially fun to watch the reaction from first-time participants as they learn to use the device," observes Banz Ledin.

For full information on MPI's European Meetings and Events Conference can be found at

For further information contact:

MPI in Europe:
Simon Greenbury
simon.greenbury (at)
d: +44(0)20 7096 2960
f: +44(0)20 7436 9281

Spotme in Europe:
Emilie Tavel-Besson
Shockfish SA
PSE-C, Parc Scientifique EPFL,
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
emilie (at)
+41 21 693 8515

Spotme in the US:
Banz Ledin
Spotme Inc.
688 N Milwaukee Ave.
Unit #201
Chicago, IL 60642
americas (at)
Tel. +1 312-416-2708

About MPI
Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry's largest and most vibrant global community, helps our members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more than 24,000 members belonging to 70 chapters and clubs worldwide. For additional information, visit

About Spotme
Spotme is a wireless communication service for meetings and events between 100 and 5,000 participants. The centrepiece of the service is a wireless handheld device. Spotme provides a full range of services ranging from instant messaging, networking, live voting, electronic feedback forms, attendance tracking, personalized agendas, one-to-one meeting management, and RFID Badge printing. To learn more visit

About Shockfish SA
Shockfish SA is a privately held company based in Lausanne, Switzerland with offices in Chicago, USA. Shockfish was founded in 1998. It designs and sells the Spotme service in the meetings industry and TinyNode in the wireless sensor network market. Spotme is the company's primary product.


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